Benefits from New Transportation Plan as Municipalities Prepare to Receive $345
Million in Liquid Fuels Payments, Eight Percent Increase from Previous Year
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced
today that Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan will allow PennDOT to
distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on
March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges.
allocation is $25.1 million more than the 2013 figure, roughly an 8 percent
investment helps our towns meet the tough challenge of maintaining
municipality-owned roads and bridges.” Corbett said. “Because of the new
transportation plan that I signed into law, Pennsylvania will be able to
increase these resources in coming years which could provide some relief to
local taxpayers from these costs.”
fuels allocations are annual payments to municipalities to help pay for highway
and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are
119,847 miles public roads in Pennsylvania, with 77,889 of those miles owned by
municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels. The formula for payments is based
on a municipality’s population and miles of locally-owned roads.
counted as eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a
public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements and be
able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 mph.
89, the new transportation plan Corbett signed in November, liquid fuels
reimbursements will increase by roughly $220 million over the next five years.
complete list of local payments, visit the “Comprehensive Transportation
Funding Plan” page at www.dot.state.pa.us.
Chizmar, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kirkpatrick, PennDOT; 717-783-8800